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Update on Early Intervention Provider Payments – 09/26/19

To All EI Providers,

This notice is to provide you with an update on the current status of payments from the Early Intervention (EI) 502 Revolving Fund. For a number of reasons since the beginning of SFY2020, the process to secure funds has changed which has impacted the timing of approving payments. The Bureau of EI is doing everything they can to move payments through as quickly as funds are received.

As you may have seen, the Illinois Office of Comptroller (IOC) shows the EI 502 Revolving Fund to have an available balance of $4.2 million dollars. The actual available balance in the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Accounting system for processing the next weekly provider voucher is insufficient to process the August 14, 2019 voucher of over $2.4 million. The balances differ due to pending payments that have not passed the process to update the IOC website. The Bureau of EI has been working with IDHS Budget staff to secure additional funds to approve additional provider payment vouchers. As soon as the IDHS available balance is enough to process the August 14, 2019 voucher (or more), that payment will be made.

The Bureau respectfully acknowledges the dedication and perseverance of each and every one of you and wants to express our sincere appreciation while we have worked through some changes to the processes for SFY2020. Our goal is to resume more timely payments to the best of our ability as quickly as possible.

Thank you.

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Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone:  800-701-0995
Fax:  309-298-3066
Email: providerconnections@wiu.edu

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